Victoria Macdonald is Health and Social Care Correspondent at Channel 4 News.
Victoria Macdonald is an award-winning journalist, who has been covering health and social care issues for Channel 4 News since 1999.
She reports on changes in the NHS - the reforms and the politics - whether it is in hospitals or in the community or, indeed in Westminster.
She closely follows the care system and how it impacts on the elderly and those with disabilities as well as investigating issues, including mental health, HIV/Aids and TB, and child health.
Victoria is originally from New Zealand and worked for the Sunday Telegraph before joining Channel 4 News.
People with dementia being rushed to hospital with dehydration and other avoidable emergencies, a ‘perfect storm’ in mental health services.
One of the most powerful storms in six decades to hit Japan is leaving a trail of devastation in its path.
Germany’s Interior Minister has described a fatal shooting in the city of Halle as an anti semitic attack and suspect a far right motive – after two people were shot dead.
A powerful drug presribed for acne is being linked to at least 14 deaths this year – mainly from suicide.
The Government has moved today to stop the export of some drugs, including those for Hormone Replacement Therapy, to deal with shortages. They have also agreed a new protocol for the antidepressant Prozac because the 30 and 40mg capsules are out of stock.
With the prospect of a no-deal Brexit still very much on the table, the minister in charge of planning for one, Michael Gove, has been insisting that “many businesses” are “well prepared”.
NHS Confederation calls for “mini deal” with EU to avoid shortages of key drugs
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As MPs opposed to a No Deal Brexit prepare to try and thwart it in Parliament, the government has launched a £100 million advertising campaign, urging people to “Get Ready for Brexit”.
The Chancellor has described his relationship with Boris Johnson as “fantastic”.
Not one but two former occupants of Number Ten have condemned the Prime Minister’s decision to suspend parliament.
Less than a day after Jeremy Corbyn sent his proposal to opposition parties – it has already hit trouble. The Liberal Democrats’ staunch refusal to support Mr Corbyn as a caretaker Prime Minister means he and Jo Swinson are now locked in somewhat of a standoff. Both like the idea of a temporary coalition government to stop…
The announcement comes after the death of a man from Ebola in Goma, a major city in DRC.
Thanks to surgeons at Great Ormond Street it’s hoped the twins can now make a good recovery.
A girl aged just two years and eight months has become the youngest child in the world to have an operation to calm uncontrolled muscle spasms by having electrodes inserted into her brain.